Roulette is a really simple casino game to understand, and great fun to play. At Jackpot247 you’ll find brilliant live roulette games including Roulette as seen on ITV, Roulette Express, Roulette Express Premium and Live Roulette. You’ll be spoilt for choice if you want to give this great online casino game a go, and allonline roulette games at Jackpot247 are designed to be as easy to play as possible – with some fantastic promotions and bonuses when you sign up!

However, if you’re a roulette beginner, you might feel more confident in the game by getting to know the different bets that you can place first – and the odds that they offer. Read on and you’ll be playing like a pro in no time!

Aim of the Game

The basic aim of roulette is to predict which numbered pocket (from 0 to 36 in European roulette) the ball will land in. Very simple. However, there is a wide range of different types of bets to choose from in roulette, making it very easy to make the game of roulette perfectly suit your betting budget, your attitude to risk, and your gaming preferences.

Inside Bets

Inside bets have larger payouts and smaller odds of winning. They’re a good choice for those who like the excitement of possible bigger wins.


A single number bet. Odds 35 to 1.


A bet on two adjoining numbers – either horizontally on the roulette table or vertically. Odds 17 to 1.


Three numbers in a single horizontal line. Odds 11 to 1.

Corner (Square)

Four numbers in a square layout. Odds 8 to 1.

Six Line (or Double Street)

A bet on two adjoining streets. Odds 5 to 1.


A bet on either 0, 1 and 2 or 0, 2 and 3. Odds 11 to 1.

Basket (or First Four)

A bet on 0, 1, 2 and 3. Odds 8 to 1.

Outside Bets

Outside bets have smaller payouts with better odds of winning. They’re ideal for those who like to play for fun, prefer the excitement of regular, smaller wins, have a small gaming budget or prefer not to play for high stakes.

1 – 18 (Manque)

A bet on numbers 1 – 18. Odds 1 to 1.

19 – 36 (Passe)

A bet on numbers 19 – 36. Odds 1 to 1.

Red or Black

The iconic red or black bet! Odds 1 to 1.

Even or Odd

Betting on an even or odd number to win. Odds 1 to 1.


This divides the table into dozen bets. Bet on either number group 1 – 12, 13 to 24 or 25 – 36. Odds 2 – 1.


A bet on a group of 12 numbers in vertical line. There are three number columns on a roulette table to choose from. Odds 2 to 1.

While no-one’s expecting you to memorise all the different online roulette betting possibilities, having an idea of how the game works can help you to play more confidently, making games of Live Roulette, Roulette Express Premium – or another online roulette game of your choice – more enjoyable.

Created on 25/01/2013

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